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The mission of the Gogebic Range Genealogical Society is to promote and assist with the research and preservation of genealogy and family history of the Gogebic Range area. This area encompasses Gogebic County, Michigan, and Iron County, Wisconsin.  


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July 2017:  CONGRATULATIONS to Catherine LaForge Tonkin, who became an official Gogebic Range Pioneer Family descendent!  She is a direct decendent of Giuseppe Angelo Chioni, who lived in Hurley, Wisconsin in 1888 or earlier.

Was your family living on the Gogebic Range before December 31, 1900? If so, we want you to join our exclusive group of Gogebic Range Pioneer Families. 
To join GR Pioneer Families: 
1.  You must be a member of the Gogebic Range Genealogical Society when your application is submitted.  (please see the link above for becoming a member).
2.  You must provide documented proof of each generation back to the ancestor that was in the county by December 31, 1900. 
3.  A fee of $20 is due with the application. 
Each submitted and approved Gogebic Range Pioneer Family submission will receive a certificate.



Our genealogical society is dedicated to helping you find your roots on the Gogebic Range. Our obituary database contains the names of over 70,000 residents who lived on the Gogebic Range between 1890 and the present. Hundreds of records are being added every month.  


Our September 2016 newsletter is available...  just Click on 'Newsletters' above!  


Note:  We are letting you know that the Northern Waters Genealogical Society, in the county just south of us, has WONDERFUL monthly speakers about how to research different topics, and a support system to help you connect to genealogical resources in the area and on the internet.  Their meetings are only an hour drive southeast of us.  Please take a moment to see their highlighted speakers... you might want to attend!!  See their meeting schedules at their website at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~winwgs/meetings.htm  Their upcoming meetings:    


Tuesday, Dec. 5, 3-5pm Boulder Junction Community Center Show and Tell. Bring your favorite website, record source and or hints to help fellow researchers.
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 3-5pm to be determined Four Genealogy Giants:  Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, MyHeritage.com, Findmypast.com - a comparison of the major genealogy websites
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 3-5pm to be determined Locating Pennsylvania Vital and Religious Records
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 3-5pm to be determined Finnish Genealogy
Tuesday, Apr. 3, 3-5pm to be determined Using City Directories for Genealogy Research and where they can lead you
Tuesday, May 1, 3-5pm to be determined Sharing your story - a panel discussion with the story tellers among us


A note from the President.. Until we are able to offer more extensive on-site cemetery listings, we ask that you contact the Gogebic Range Genealogical Society (e-mail or postal mail) for assistance with cemetery look-ups. We will be glad to help in any way possible. Gary Harrington - President, GRGS: email me at twolees1@chartermi.net NEW Monthly GRGS board meeting minutes can be found at the 'meetings' button above! Gogebic Roots cannot continue to exist without your monetary help and involvement. Please consider becoming a paid member. The cost is $12.00 annually for an individual membership. Family and Life memberships are also available.


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